Since dogs can range anywhere from a 3 pound Chihuahua to an English Mastiff weighing in at 150 pounds, for our list of small and quiet dogs, we include any breed that averages at 25 pounds or under and stands at 10-15 inches tall when it is a fully grown adult.
The Basenji makes the cut of a “small” dog weighing in at 22-24 lbs average. But, they make up for that by being the only known “barkless dog of Africa.” Although they are barkless, this does not mean they are 100% silent.
The Boston Terrier is a lively, sweet breed that gained a fitting nickname, the “American Gentleman.” This is because of their impeccable manners and coat, which resembles a tuxedo with black and white markings.
The English Toy Spaniel, or ETS, are famously associated with Britain’s Charles I and II, the “Merry Monarchs” of the 1600s, whose dogs became symbols of the House of Stuart. Just like their owners, these puppies also have a reputation for being “merry.”
Like its larger cousin, the Greyhound, the Italian Greyhound is regal, elegant, highly affectionate, and sweet. Evidence suggests that Italian Greyhounds were bred as noble companions some 2,000 years ago in Greece and Turkey.